screw the status quo. we need change and we need it now. we need not a leader who plays with words and public funds. we need not a leader whose years of service fall under the 'fiction' category. we definitely need not a leader who knows nothing. we require a leader who has conviction, who has the guts to change the seemingly unchangeable. we need... to prepare for 2007. Now.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Sith Happens.


It's a tragedy that took 6 years in the making. Now the circle is complete, and has left people heartbroken and emotionally stirred. George Lucas is absolutely correct when he said the movie's going to be emotional- The later parts of the movie would make any Star Wars fan want to cry. A very few cried, actually. Me? Just almost.

But it's a wonder how Lucas managed to kill off almost every character that we've already loved since Episode 1, the most disturbing being the concluding part of the Duel of the Fates, and the Jedi massacre. In the first, we witness hope being torn to pieces in every clash of the ex-brothers' lightsabers. In the second, the betrayal to beings we've acknowledged as righteous. Remember Mace Windu's death? This, after having confused the audience of who the righteous party really is... "The Sith and the Jedi are much alike, young Jedi..." During the struggle between Windu's saber and the dark lord's force bolts, a questions came into mind: "Windu wishes death to this enemy. Isn't that against the Jedi Order, as Anakin claims?" This is Deconstructing the Jedi Order 101.

I guess time bends when you're caught in a tight spot. They say the last bout lasted 17 minutes, but I didn't notice. While the two were exchanging superfast blows, my mind was into what the two are feeling at that moment. For Obi Wan, he was once his mentor, but now, he's his executor. For Anakin, no matter what happens, even if he'd kill his mentor, his brother, his only friend, he'd do it for the only one purpose- absolute power. This scene, superimposed by the clash of two symbols of their reality (Yoda in the light and Sidius in the dark), has surpassed my expectations as a movie lover. Adrenalin rush was what I felt when I witnessed Neo battle against a hundred Agent Smiths in The Matrix Reloaded. This time, it was a mix of adrenalin rush and heartache- a weird combination. Never had I been stuck on my chair for thirty more minutes after the movie credits because of awe and disbelief.

Remember Anakin when he first appeared in The Phantom Menace? Remember Anakin falling in love for the first time with Padme? Remember Anakin when he first saw Qui-gon Jin's lightsaber before he decided to join the pod race? Remember the funny elevator scenes with Obi-Wan? Remember the camaraderie? All these memories rushed into my head I saw Anakin's body eaten by volcanic fire, and his heart totally consumed by his pure hate towards his brother as he cried, "I hate you!" The air was filled with sorrow and hopelessness. "You WERE the chosen one."

My aunt, a super fan of the old Star Wars trilogy, considers this movie "historical". She thanks God she was able to make it to the last parcel of the whole story alive. She's 60, by the way, and she's happy. So many questions have finally been answered- questions that seemed to be ignored since The Phantom Menace. She plans on going to the New Worlds III convention on Monday to celebrate with her fellow woids. From then on, she can live in peace. (Oh please don't tell her about Dark Horse comicbooks, please!!!)

To those who have seen it, let me ask you these questions: Did you see George Lucas in the movie? Did you hear JarJar Binks say anything? (As one critic say, Jar-Jar Binks appears only for a moment and is gone before he has time to be annoying.) Did you see a Millenium Falcon in the background during the Coruscant War? Oooh. More reasons to watch the movie again, eh?

I miss Han Solo. I'd probably submit to Lucas's sinister plans of getting wealthier everyday since March 19 this weekend, by watching the old trilogy again. Picture this: You've come up with a potentially great story- one that will redefine pop culture. How are you going to maximize profit from it? Start telling the story in the middle. You know the rest.

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Three years ago, I've dealt with the dilemma of what happens after completing the series of epic flicks Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. The future was bleak during those times, but so we enjoyed the era while my friends and I can. Now that Star Wars Episode III is done, it's deja vu. What next?

Batman Begins, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Universe, Spiderman 3, War of the Worlds, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Fantastic Four, Superman Returns, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Katie's Sassy Movie... God bless the cinemas.

3 Comments:

Blogger Ava's Mom and Dad said...

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Blogger AKILEZ said...

That's my daughters Blog..

George Lucas in Love was very Funny. I ROMVF especially on the last part. Thanks Katie

9:27 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps it wasnt JarJar, but one of his kind?
The Millenium Falcon was a common transport ship, and maybe not Han Solos.
In any event, Lucas will be making the TV series showing how Luke and Leia grows up.

1:28 PM

 

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